New Edition is having an amazing 2016; not only will their BET biopic air in 2017, but the group will also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’re not alone; John Legend and Ice Cube are a few of the entertainers who will also receive a star on sunny LA Boulevard. According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the late Salena, boy band NSYNC, Hall & Oates and Clarence Avant will also receive stars in the recording arts category. Tyra Banks will receive a star in the TV category along with Eva Longoria, Wolfgang Puck and more. In other Walk of Fame news, eleven-time Grammy award winning gospel legend Shirley Caesar received a star on Tuesday. The event marked 50 years for Pastor Caesar as a solo artist. Fellow gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin attended the ceremony at the Fonda Theater. Congratulations to all! Meanwhile, as mentioned previously, cable channel BET will air a forthcoming New Edition biopic series titled “The New Edition Story”. The three part series will chronicle the rise of five boys from Boston (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike and Ralph, and the edition of Johnny Gill later) as all were thrust into the stratosphere of superstardom and all the drama in between. “Empire” star Bryshere Gray will portray Michael Bivins in the up coming made for television mini series. The mini series also stars Luke James as Johnny Gill, Keith Powers as Ronnie DeVoe, Elijah Kelly as Ricky Bell, Algee Smith as Ralph Tresvant and Woody McClain as Bobby Brown. The look of the trailer indicates that this will be a very good mini series. Rapper Lil Wayne’s prison memoir finally has a release date. Publisher Penguin Random House announced that “Gone Til November” will hit book stores on Oct 11, almost four years later than expected. The New Orleans native’s autobiography was published in early 2012, and scheduled for release in November of that year through Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hatchette Book Group. Penguin describes the 176-page book as a “deeply personal and revealing look at his time spent incarcerated on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010.” Wayne’s journals detail his thoughts and feelings, the people he met, his plans, his family, his children, his past and his future. Fans can pre-order the book at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com. Although his last single was 2015’s “Habibi (I Need Your Love)”, it’s been quite some time since rapper Shaggy has released new music. In fact, it’s been three years since the release of the Sly & Robbie produced “Out Of Many, One Music”. After taking time off to revamp everything from management, (he’s now signed to Compound Entertainment, the firm that also handles Ne-Yo), to signing with a new label, (he’s now signed to Brooklyn Nights/Sony Red), Shaggy is making up for lost time. “Mr. Boombastic” is back with a new single titled “I Got You”, which he says is a great launching pad for the next phase of his career. Featuring Kingston, Jamaica singer/songwriter Jovi Rockwell, the track samples James Brown’s No. 1 hit of the same name. Shaggy attended a showcase for friend Jovi Rockwell where her manager played him some of her compositions. Shaggy was asked what he thought of “I Got You” and said he thought the song was a hit. Shaggy later recorded a verse for the song at Rockwell’s request. But, ultimately deciding that the track didn’t fit the direction she was targeting, Rockwell gave the song to Shaggy. He and his production team enhanced the sample and added crashes to the mix. It’s great to see him back on the scene.